Friday, January 6, 2012

Ms. Mechanic

I have never done any maintenance on a car that I have ever owned.  Physically, I could never have done it.  I always paid to get my oiled changed and either my dad or Steve would change the car's headlights or add air when my tires were low.

For the past week, I have been driving around town with slightly low tire pressure.  The only reason I know this, is because the light on my dash tells me so.  Since Steve is still recovering (doing much better, but needs to rest) I thought that I better take care of these tires before I end up on the side of the road with a flat.

A long time ago, Steve put an air pump in the trunk of my car.  It has sat there for the past year without my knowledge as to how to use it.  On my own, I was able to figure out how to use it and put air in all four tires and check the tire pressure.  I know that most of you may be thinking that this isn't a big deal, but to me it is one more thing that I have conquered.

Prior to my diagnosis, I couldn't even stand at the pump to put gas in my car, much less bend over to put air in my tires.  My fingers would not have had the dexterity to take the little cap off of the tire thingy (need to work on my car vocab!  :)   ) to add air.  I finally have the physical ability and the confidence to do this on my own. This is a big deal to me.  Plus, it is one less thing that I have to rely on Steve for.

So, now that I can add air to my tires, do you think I should change the oil in my car?  Nah, I think we all know better than that!   :)

Have a great weekend!


  1. I'm so proud of you! Yes, this is an accomplishment and you'll raise two girls who will have some knowledge of how to maintain a car. This is part of your Powder Puff Mechanic certification..... :-)

  2. This is so great. It really is the small things isn't it?

  3. It is so good for you to be so self-reliant. We are all so proud of what you decide to do for yourself. Life is made up of the little decisions we make every day.

    Good for you.